The World Health Organization states that smoking is one of the leading causes of death.
Shockingly enough, smoking causes the death of nearly 6 million men and women every year. Moreover, tobacco smoke contains more than 7000 different toxic chemicals and nearly 60 of them are classified as carcinogenic. Also, tobacco leaves contain radioactive elements which increase the risk of developing cancer.
How can herbs detoxify your lungs and improve the function of your respiratory system?
The following herbs protect your lung health. They have powerful soothing, therapeutic, antioxidant and calming properties.
Have a look at these 5 efficient herbs:
You probably know that Australia is recognized by this plant. Native people on this continent have used eucalyptus as an effective natural remedy for many years. Eucalyptus is high in cineole which offers many health benefits. This compound has a soothing effect and treats congestion and cough. Also, it reduces the symptoms of inflamed and irritated nasal passages. It boosts your immune system as well.
How to use it?
Put one drop of eucalyptus oil on your fingertip. Then, place your finger under your nose. You can also try this option: Put one drop of eucalyptus oil on your palm. Then, cover your nose with your palm. Inhale and exhale for a few minutes. This oil is a natural alternative to the commercial Vapo Rub.
This herb has a powerful medicinal effect. Lungwort has the ability to treat respiratory and urinary tract infections. It kills harmful bacteria, clears mucus from your lungs, and heals them. Use lungwort in the form of tincture in any tea.
Oregano is high in rosmarinic acid and carvacrol which have lung cleansing benefits. These compounds relieve congestion and reduce histamine levels. All you have to do is inhale and exhale of this oil for 2 minutes.
The active compound of Lobelia is the alkaloid lobeline. This alkaloid opens up your airways and clears mucus from your lungs. Also, lobelia activates the adrenal gland and increases the production of the hormone epinephrine, which eases your breathing problems. This herb is usually used in the form of tincture in teas.
Osha root contains lung cleansing compounds such as terpenes, camphor, ferulic acid, phytosterols, and saponins. These powerful compounds kill lung infections and speed up the process of recovery. Osha root relieves sinus congestion and treats acute viral respiratory infections. Also, this herb improves your blood circulation and makes your breathing easier. It is usually used in the form of tincture in teas.